Xylitol Vs. Sugar, Is There Really a Winner?

Xylitol vs. Sugar.  In a face-off, which sweetener wins?  Which would you choose?

Let’s get real.  Everyone likes something sweet from time to time.  When you get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth, finding an option generally does not pose a challenge.  Sugar is fairly easy to find.  Yet, it is not the only option.  There are a long list of sugar substitutes now.  Some are better than others.  One of the more common is xylitol.

What is Xylitol?

Xylitol, pronounced, “Zi-li-tall”, is a commonly used sugar substitute.  If you have never tried it, you really are missing out.  It is sweet.  But is not a sugar as we often think about sugar.  Comparing xylitol vs. sugar, there are some ironic similarities.  Initially it may seem there are more similarities than differences.  Observing a bowl of sugar and a bowl of xylitol does not highlight any obvious differences.  However, that is where it ends.

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Your Diet vs. My Dog’s Diet – Who Wins?

Your Diet vs. My Dog’s Diet – Who Win’s?  I am going to put your diet to the test.  Is your diet better or worse than my dog’s?  That is the question.

I should probably tell you starting out that I feed my dog’s really well.  Are you worried yet?  Let’s see how you do.

Just to boost your confidence and make you feel like you have a real chance of your diet beating my dog’s diet, I am going to give you an automatic 2 points.  One, you don’t eat off of the floor.  Two, you don’t get a crazed stare in your eyes at the site of food.  There you go, a legitimate 2-0 start for you.  Let’s see if my pups can catch up.

Is Your Diet up to the Challenge?

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5 Daily Detox Tips I Always Do

How selfish of me.  I realized this morning I have not given you my 5 Daily Detox Tips I always do.  When I say I do these, there are no exceptions.  These are going to happen.

Time saving, simple and effective are how I would describe these.  Don’t hesitate to keep reading.  These are not going to take a lot of time or be hard to do.

Most detox solutions are too complicated.  Diets that take a lot of planning, exercising for crazy amounts of time.  Nope, none of that here.  Instead I am going to give you my daily detox tips.  Daily is the key word here.  Focus on implementing these into your lifestyle, and before you now it, you are detoxing every day without realizing it.

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What the EPA and USDA Really Know about Chemicals in Your Food

“Trust us.  We are the government and we are here to help.”  Famous last words many groups and people have heard just before being hood-winked.  If you think the government has your best interest in mind when watching over your food, shame on you.  You are being naive.  Instead you should be asking, “What do they really know about the chemicals in your food?”  The answer may shock you.

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Top 3 Strategies I Use to Help Patients Beat Fatigue

You woke up fatigued again.  And by this afternoon, that slight burst of energy you had will be long gone.  When will the cycle end?  Soon enough, because I am going to share with you my 3 top strategies to beat fatigue

Stop, These Don’t Work Any Longer

These are not the same worn out tricks everyone else talks about.  Those don’t work anymore.  The landscape has changed.  It used to be that taking vitamin B12 shot and getting an extra hour of sleep were all it took to feel energetic again.  Not anymore.  But here is the problem.  Too many “experts” think these are still solutions.  Guess what.  They were never solutions.  They were temporary patches.  So, ask yourself, are you ready for more patches or solutions?  Do you want a fleeting burst of energy, or a plan to beat fatigue long term?

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Autoimmune Cause Commonly Mislabeled as Gluten Reaction

There is an autoimmune cause commonly mislabeled as gluten reaction.  Gluten is a cause of autoimmunity.  It can be the culprit of your autoimmunity.  However, there is another piece to the story you have not been told.  Other items can mimic gluten.  Other substances resemble gluten.  This confusions the immune system.  Even when you think you have removed gluten, you have not removed the reaction.  I am sorry to tell you, but if this is you, your autoimmunity is not going to get better.

Why You Were Unsuccessful on a Gluten Free Diet

You tried gluten free didn’t you?  Let me guess, it did not work.  I cannot tell you the number of patients I see that still have symptoms after going gluten free.  For years I have told patients that autoimmunity is complex.  It requires experience to manage.  More importantly, you cannot simply look at autoimmunity as having a single cause.  It has multiple causes.  Don’t misunderstand, gluten can be a cause.  I do not advocate the consumption of traditional processed grains.  If you eat them, your risk of autoimmunity significantly increases.  Yet, you have already tried eliminating gluten, and here you still are fighting autoimmunity.

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Proof the Gut is NOT the Cause of Autoimmunity

I have proof the gut is not the cause of autoimmunity.  I know this is the complete opposite of everything that you have probably been told or read online.  That said, I firmly stand my position.  I will proclaim that the gut is not the cause of autoimmunity because I have definitive proof.  Don’t believe all the hype.  If you zero in on the gut as your target for addressing your autoimmune condition, you are doomed.  You will fail.

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Before Considering an Antidepressant, READ THIS FIRST

Before considering an antidepressant, YOU MUST READ THIS FIRST.  Antidepressants are among the highest prescribed medications.  10 million Americans are depressed.  Another 10 million are dealing with anxiety.  That is a lot of your friends and neighbors.  It might even be you.  If it is, keep reading.  I am about to share with you exactly what to do to resolve you depression and anxiety.  But before I do, see if this sounds like you.

Does this Sound Like You?

Before Considering an Antidepressant

Before Considering an Antidepressant

  • Overwhelmed?
  • Inability to handle stress?
  • Not rested after long hours of sleep?
  • Restless mind?
  • Anger made worse with stress?

If any of that sounds familiar, you are not by yourself.  I have to empathize.  Depression is an uncomfortable place to be.  You shouldn’t feel the way you do.  Yet, no matter what you do, the feelings and thoughts don’t change.  No wonder so many resort to medication.  It can be a necessary crutch at times.

We have all had depressive thoughts.  But what can you do when they are present all the time?  This was the very question I started to ask when I started seeing more and more patients coming in with overt depression, or showing early indications.  Now I don’t want to be so narrow minded as to say that all depression is related to one cause.  However, I have seen a consistent pattern among patients with depression.

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The Energy Drain of Toxic Grain

The Energy Drain of Toxic Grain

The energy drain of toxic grain has taken the number one position as the cause of low energy.  Low energy affects us all from time to time.  But if you dealing with persistent low energy, and you still eat grains, you are suffering from the energy drain of toxic grain.  The same foods that have sustained civilizations for generations are now ravaging the health of the population in one generation.  There has been much change related to grain and it is affecting you.

The Energy Drain of Toxic Grain

Fatigue is low energy.  When I was completing my doctorate degree, I often referenced a book called the Merck Manual.  It gave details of most known diseases.  Almost comically, fatigue was a symptom of nearly every disease.  Fatigue is an early indicator of disease.  Isn’t that scary?  Please allow me to take you one step further.  The toxins in grains are linked to the most common diseases.  Diabetes, cancer, heart disease, brain degeneration and many more are tied to the toxins in grains.

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The Mistake that Sabotages Every Mom’s Energy

Mom, do you have all of the energy you desire?  Before you allow your head to drop and smirk under your breath, just know that you are not alone.  In fact, most mom’s don’t have enough energy.  If feeling a lack of energy does not come up when talking to your girl friends, you can see it on their faces.  Worse yet, you know those ladies can see the low energy on your face as well.  The seemingly compounding cycle of low energy is making you feel like there is not a different way.

The Mistake that Sabotages Every Mom’s Energy

There is a different way.  You don’t have to live in the low energy zone.  The difference between low energy and feeling vibrant, like you remember before being a mom, is not that significant.  The little known reality is that a common mistake that continues to sabotage every mom’s energy is what they are eating.  More specifically, I can narrow it down to one thing, grains.  Think about it mom,grains are easy.

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